Carmex® Lip Balm Review

Carmex® Lip Balm with SPF 15 is recommended for use on beach holidays because it offers water-resistant sun protection.

What is it? Lip balm with SPF 15

Who can use it? Water-resistant lip balm can be used when you are heading to the beach or pool.

Description

Description

Benefits

Carmex® Lip Balm has variants- with and without SPF of 15. It comes in many flavours. Carmex® Lip Balms come in a variety of packings like jar, tube and stick; the stick is easiest to apply.

This brand has the advantage of offering water-resistant, broad-spectrum coverage against the UV rays and is recommended for:

  • Holidays – may it be a beach, desert or high altitude; exposure to UV rays is high, and lip balm with SPF should be used regularly, even in the darker skin types.
  • Fair skin– Fairer skin is more prone to skin cancer on lips, and thus, the regular use of lip balm with Spf is recommended.
  • Cancer prevention– Lip cancer is more common in those who have a history of skin cancer in the family. Thus, the use of lip balm with SPF is recommended.

Cons:

Dermatocare doesn’t recommend the use of Carmex® Lip Balms or Sticks for chapped lips because it has irritating ingredients like camphor, menthol, flavour, salicylic acid, phenol, etc. and Octocrylene can cause allergic reactions.

Dermatocare recommendations

Additional information

Gender

Female, Male

Skin concern

Chapped Lips

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DescriptionCarmex® Lip Balm with SPF 15 is recommended for use on beach holidays because it offers water-resistant sun protection. What is it? Lip balm with SPF 15 Who can use it? Water-resistant lip balm can be used when you are heading to the beach or pool.EOS Visibly Soft Lip Balm Coconut milk is one of the best choices for dry and chapped lips that are not responding to other lip balms. What is it? Organic lip balm Who can use it? Dry and chapped lipsThe Bodyshop Vitamin E Lip Care Spf 15 is a good lip balm that can be used for lips that are not chronically chapped. We do not recommend lip balm with SPF on chapped lips that are not improving for a long time. What is it? Lip balm with SPF 15 Who can use it? Anyone who is exposed to the sun. However, you would need SPF 50 if you heading for a beach or a pool How to use it? Apply 30 minutes before stepping out in the sun.Burt’s Bees Beeswax Lip Balm is recommended for regular use during winter for the prevention of dry and chapped lips. What is it? 100% natural lip balm Who can use it? Anyone for prevention of chapped lips. It might not suit chapped lips if you are allergic to fragrances or Soy.
Additional information
Gender

Female, Male

Skin concern

Chapped Lips

Skin concern

Chapped Lips

Gender

Female, Male

Gender

Female, Male

Skin concern

Chapped Lips

Price range

$

Gender

Female, Male

Skin concern

Chapped Lips

Price range

$

Content

Benefits

Carmex® Lip Balm has variants- with and without SPF of 15. It comes in many flavours. Carmex® Lip Balms come in a variety of packings like jar, tube and stick; the stick is easiest to apply. This brand has the advantage of offering water-resistant, broad-spectrum coverage against the UV rays and is recommended for:
  • Holidays - may it be a beach, desert or high altitude; exposure to UV rays is high, and lip balm with SPF should be used regularly, even in the darker skin types.
  • Fair skin- Fairer skin is more prone to skin cancer on lips, and thus, the regular use of lip balm with Spf is recommended.
  • Cancer prevention- Lip cancer is more common in those who have a history of skin cancer in the family. Thus, the use of lip balm with SPF is recommended.

Cons:

Dermatocare doesn’t recommend the use of Carmex® Lip Balms or Sticks for chapped lips because it has irritating ingredients like camphor, menthol, flavour, salicylic acid, phenol, etc. and Octocrylene can cause allergic reactions.

Benefits

EOS Visibly Soft Lip Balm Coconut milk is a 99% natural formula that provides deep moisturisation to your lips with the help of:
  • Three oils- olive oil, coconut oil, and jojoba oil.
  • Beeswax
  • Shea Butter
  • Sodium Hyaluronate.
It also has antioxidants Vitamin A and C that can help in repairing chapped lips. Stevia Rebaudiana Leaf Extract imparts a naturally sweet taste to this lip balm. EOS Visibly Soft Lip Balm Coconut milk (not other variants) is one of the few lip balms that can be used for chapped lips because it does not have any irritating ingredients. Other variants of EOS lip balms have additional irritant ingredients like limonene, mint, linalool, flavours, etc that might not suit chapped lips.

Disadvantage

No SPF: You would need another lip balm with SPF for cancer prevention or beach holidays.

Pros:

The Bodyshop Vitamin E Lip Care Spf 15 has the following advantages:
  • Deep moisturising base made of Castor Oil, Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Beeswax and Candelilla Wax.
  • Vitamin E helps in skin repair owing to its antioxidant activity.
  • Calendula Extract has soothing and healing properties.
  • Echinacea has anti-inflammatory action.
  • Natural flavour like vanilla Ammonium Glycyrrhizate is used.

Cons:

  • Rarely sunscreen ingredients might not suit the dry and chapped skin of lips. Thus, if your chapped lips are not improving, or if you feel irritation or burning on using this lip balm, please discontinue it.

Pros:

  • Petrolatum-free
  • Deep hydrating base made of beeswax along with coconut oil, sweet almond oil, soyabean oil and canola oil
  • Anti-oxidants like Vitamin E, and Rosemary.

Cons

  • Has peppermint oil that can further irritate the chapped lips.
  • Limonene is the fragrance that might irritate chapped lips, besides triggering an allergic reaction.
  • Might not suit people with soy or peanut allergies.  According to WebMD, People who are allergic to peanuts, soybeans and other plants that are members of the Fabaceae/Leguminosae family might also be allergic to soybean oil.
  • Does not offer sun protection.
  • It might not suit dry and chapped lips because the Peppermint oil and Limonene might irritate the chapped lips further.
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